Class Summary - Today we finished up the sudden illness part of first aid unit. We first discussed that if someone faints and it is obvious why, 911 might not need to be called. When in doubt, call 911. If possible, lower the person to the ground and raise their legs 6-10" (as long as there is no suspected head, neck or back injury). When someone has a seizure we should move anything in the area that could harm them, cushion their head and call 911 (unless we are told not to because of a previous condition). DO NOT restrain them or place anything in between their teeth. We also discussed stroke. We learned an acronym that helps us identify when a stroke might be happening (FAST – Face, Arm, Speech, Time).
Homework - Students should be prepared for a quiz on Sudden Illness next class period.
Objectives - Students will identify signs and symptoms of stroke (Standard 1 Core Concepts) Students will state the care for someone who has fainted (Standard 1 Core Concepts)